RHONY Questions Remain Unanswered

Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Alex McCord might live to catfight another day on The Real Housewives of New York, according to the stars. Are they still hired -- or fired?

Relax Real Housewives of New York fans: It looks like Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Alex McCord might be back for the next season of the hit Bravo show after all. The network -- and Real Housewives head honcho Andy Cohen -- haven't confirmed or denied whether the three reality stars were axed from the show or not.

RHONY stars not fired yet

The ladies in question are speaking out to set the record straight on rumors published by Huffington Post writer Rob Shuter and other publications.

"Jill is focused on the launch of her shapewear line Skweez Couture at Lord and Taylor this month and will be making an announcement very soon about another exciting new project. As far as the Housewives show, Jill is not addressing those rumors at this time as Bravo has already stated that no decisions have been made," Zarin's publicist, Darren Bettencourt, told SheKnows Friday.

Bensimon's publicist echoed Zarin's.

"Nothing has been confirmed yet," Jami Kandel told SheKnows.

Alex McCord took to Twitter to blast the rumors, too. "Nothing's finalized, though I'd like to do another year," she wrote.

The rumors of a Real Housewives shake-up left fans wondering what Cohen & Co. are planning for the new season. Only Ramona Singer and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps would remain from the original cast if Zarin, Bensimon and McCord are indeed dropped from the show.

Expect to hear plenty more about the future of the show in the coming weeks.

"I plan on discussing my future in my next newsletter. Sign up jillzarin.com. I love you for caring so much," Zarin tweeted early Friday.

Image courtesy Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

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Comments on "The Real Housewives of New York might not be fired after all"

Monica September 20, 2011 | 3:42 AM

Bethenney and Alex both are dram queens. I am glad they are gone. I think that Alex and her husband are so fake, are they real? I mean,,,,,,

Brenda September 19, 2011 | 7:47 AM

I can't believe this show!!! How bad to people have to disrespect other people. I watch maybe 10 minutes of the show and can't believe how mean, stuck up and just horrible people they really are. You do not treat people like that because they do not have all you have in your life. Ramona, Alex and Cindy all were very rude to the driver who drove them to the place they were staying and them to everyone they met during the trip. I would never disrespect people how much they do!!!!! Very very horrible show and take it off!!!! I will never watch it again.

DeeAnn September 17, 2011 | 8:12 PM

Cindy is a bore-snore, Alex is a drama queen, Kelly is koo-koo and Jill is a mean girl. I'd say Bravo got it right (at least I hope they did, if true).

Jennifer September 16, 2011 | 2:57 PM

The ENTIRE cast NEEDS TO GO! These (dare I call them 'women') in NO way, shape, or form represent the 'real' women of NY. They are an embarrassment to ALL NEW YORKERS. They are self centered, boorish, ego maniacal, twits who are so out of touch with reality it's laughable. The show was OVER the moment Bethenney left. Without her this group is not fun, interesting, or relatable....they are just OLD, WEATHERED, and boring...no matter how much cash they mindlessly toss about.

Tara September 16, 2011 | 2:14 PM

Thank God! This was the worst year ever!! It was more like "Housewife Bullying of NY"! It was disturbing to watch! I'm glad Andy realized he needed different housewives before they would have to cancel it! And Cindy replacing Bethany! Really?

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